Flavors of Portugal & Spain

tour only from
12 days
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13 days


Delight in the delicious flavors of Portuguese and Spanish cuisine on this 13-day journey from Lisbon to San Sebastián. Enjoy varied regional cuisines and famous wine regions on a culinary journey where we’ll learn to make Portuguese “pastéis de bacalhau”; enjoy Bairrada Leitão, a roast suckling pig; explore the extraordinary world of chocolate and cacao; take in delicious tapas; stop at wineries and learn more about Spanish apple cider! We’ll take in more than just culinary masterpieces as we visit historic cities and take in scenic landscapes and coastlines. Along the way, we’ll also explore Belém, Lisbon’s riverside district, take in beautiful Porto, enjoy a scenic train ride along the Douro River, see the awe-inspiring Spanish Gothic architecture of Burgos’ cathedral, and more! Our journey comes to an end in San Sebastián, home to one of the highest number of Michelin star restaurants per square foot (including three restaurants with three Michelin stars!), some of the best food markets, and to the delicious Basque-style tapas called pintxos!

Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 3 nights in Lisbon
  • 2 nights in Porto
  • 1 night in Douro Valley
  • 1 night in Oviedo
  • 2 nights in La Rioja
  • 2 nights in San Sebastián

Tour Highlights

  • Lisbon City Tour & Belém Riverside District
  • Pastéis de bacalhau Cooking Class
  • Roast suckling pig lunch at underground wine museum
  • Porto Walking Tour
  • WOW Chocolate Experience
  • Douro River Cruise
  • Scenic Douro Valley Train Ride
  • Tapas in León, Spain
  • Burgos Walking Tour
  • Wine Culture Museum with lunch & wine tasting
  • Bilbao Walking Tour
  • San Sebastián City Tour
  • Apple Cider Experience

Activity Level: Explorer

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • 16 meals: 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners plus 4 additional tastings
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach

Tour Itinerary


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

For flight details, see Before You Depart.

Day 1: Arrive in Lisbon

Welcome to Portugal! Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive program will enjoy a panoramic tour of Lisbon on way to our hotel. Tonight, we'll gather for a welcome dinner.

Accommodations: Lumen Hotel & Lisbon Light Show or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Lisbon

Day 3: Lisbon at Leisure

Day 4: Lisbon/Sangalhos/Porto

Day 5: Porto

Day 6: Porto/Pinhão/Douro Valley

Day 7: Douro/León/Oviedo

Day 8: Oviedo/Burgos/La Rioja

Day 9: La Rioja

Day 10: La Rioja/Bilbao/San Sebastián

Day 11: San Sebastián

Day 12: Depart San Sebastián

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Feb. 24, 2023 to get the best price.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

2023 Tours With Flights  
Sun — Fri
Apr 16 — 28
$4,449 $3,949
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Sun — Fri
May 14 — 26
$4,549 $4,049
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Sun — Fri
Sep 3 — 15
$4,491 $3,991
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Sun — Fri
Oct 8 — 20
$4,449 $3,949
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Sun — Fri
Oct 22—Nov 3
$4,357 $3,857
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2023 Tours Tour Only  
Mon — Fri
Apr 17 — 28
$3,749 $3,249
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Mon — Fri
May 15 — 26
$3,749 $3,249
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Mon — Fri
Sep 4 — 15
$3,691 $3,191
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Mon — Fri
Oct 9 — 20
$3,749 $3,249
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Mon — Fri
Oct 23—Nov 3
$3,757 $3,257
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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

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